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Chino Hills State Park

Contact Information

(951) 780-6222

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 28 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 28 Feet

Park Hours

October - March
8am-5pm 7 Days a Week

April - September
8am-7pm 7 Days a Week

Driving Directions to Chino Hills SP

The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire on the left, the park entrance is located on the right. 4721 Sapphire Road; Chino Hills, CA 91709

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Bane Canyon Road - ROAD CLOSED - Monday, January 6, 2014 until mid or late 2015.

Road construction on Bane Canyon Road will restart on Monday, January 6, 2014. The road will be closed to the public and access will not be available from the Chino Hills side of the park. For access into the park you can go to the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA, 92823 or the parking and equestrian staging area located in the city of Yorba Linda at Quarterhorse Drive (near the intersection of Fairmont Blvd. and Quarterhorse Drive). Bane Canyon Road is scheduled to be completed and reopened in mid to late 2015. We appreciate your patience while we work hard to improve the facilities and your experience at Chino Hills State Park.

 TRAILS UPDATE:  March 6, 2015 -   Chino Hills State Park trails are now open for day use except for certain trails that are posted closed.  

To protect the natural resources in the park and keep visitors from harm, the trails can be closed temporarily when adverse conditions such a significant rain occurs. The trails will close for approximately 48 hours after rain level amounts of 1/4 inch or more. Trails will also close when the National Weather Service indicates Red Flag conditions for the region which includes Chino Hills State Park. Access into the park and park trails is prohibited when the park is closed. Signs will be posted at the legal entrances into the park, this webpage will be updated as well as the Chino Hills State Park Facebook page. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in protecting the park and providing a safe place to recreate

WATER: Currently there is no drinkable water at the Rolling M Ranch facilities. The only drinkable water within the park at this time is located at the Discovery Center in Brea. Construction of road and the new water line infrastructure is taking place. We look to have the water restored and safe for drinking by the end of March 2015. Please plan accordingly for long excursions through the park.   

The Hills for Everyone Trail is closed due to severe erosion and fallen trees onto the trail.
The North Ridge Trail is closed between where it intersects the Telegraph Canyon Trail to the Gilman Trail. Currently Gilman Peak is accessible only by using the Gilman Trail, Sycamore Trail, or McDermont Trail from the Telegraph Canyon Trail. The portion of North Ridge Trail which is affected is closed due to severe erosion.


Chino Hills State Park is open daily -  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

The Rolling M Campground and the Group Camp facilities are closed. 

Visit the new Discovery Center!
Now open on most Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Dicsovery Center

Located at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, CA

Offering visitor parking, restrooms, a meeting room and outdoor amphitheater with an upcoming interpretive trail and Exhibit Hall

Parking fees are now only $5.00 for day use!

Chino Hills State Park is unique in that it provides refuge for both biodiversity and solitude to the visitors who enjoy their outdoor experiences. There is no other location in the LA Basin were people can drive a short distance and be swept away with scenic vistas, hike, bike or ride a horse on over 90 miles of trails. At 14,102 acres the park is managed as an open space habitat where all plant and animal life are protected.
For more information and updates please call: 951-780-6222

Photo:  Landscape view of hills and landscape at Chino Hills State Park
Chino Hills State Park, a premier natural open-space area in the hills of Santa Ana Canyon near Riverside, is a critical link in the Puente-Chino Hills biological corridor. It encompasses stands of oaks, sycamores and rolling, grassy hills that stretch nearly 31 miles, from the Santa Ana Mountains to the Whittier Hills. Chino Hills is vitally important as a refuge to many species of plants, and as a link between natural areas essential to the survival of many animal species.

Chino Hills is also a place where people can escape the pressures of urban life and find peace and solitude in a natural setting. Visitors can camp for a few days or simply enjoy a walk, horseback or bicycle ride over trails that meander through valleys and along ridge tops through woodlands, sage scrub and grasslands. Ninety miles of trails and fire roads also offer excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and native plants. Facilities consist of a picnic area, equestrian staging area, pipe corrals, a historic barn, water spigots and restrooms. Most of the trails accept multiple use. However, a few trails are designated for hiking only, because of safety issues or the potential for damage to habitat.

Location - Directions

Chino Hills State Park is nestled in the foothills surrounded by the communities of Corona, Chino Hills, Yorba Linda, and Brea. The State Routes 57, 71, 91, and 142 border or are the near the park for easy travelling and accessibility from almost anywhere in Southern California.   
You can access the park and the trails from the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center located at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in the city of Brea or from the Quarter Horse Drive Trailhead in the city of Yorba Linda. The Sapphire Road (Elinvar Road) entrance in Chino Hills is closed effective January 6th, 2014 due to major road construction on Bane Canyon Road. Due to construction the Rolling M Campground, the equestrian staging area, and group campsites within the park are closed. Bane Canyon Road is scheduled to be completed and reopened in April 2015.

Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center - Brea
4500 Carbon Canyon Road (State Route 142)
Brea, California 92823

Quarter Horse Drive Trailhead - Yorba Linda
Quarter Horse Drive is located off of Fairmont Blvd. in the city of Yorba Linda.
Fairmont Blvd. intersects Yorba Linda Blvd. between Imperial Highway and the 91 freeway.  

Sapphire Road - Chino Hills (This entrance is closed as of January 6, 2014)
The park entrance located off Sapphire Road (Elinvar Road) in Chino Hills is closed due to road construction on Bane Canyon Road. This entrance is scheduled to reopen in mid to late 2015. Thank you for your patience while we work to improve your park experience at Chino Hills State Park.

Please Remember

Fees - Day-use: $5.00
           Camping fees: Campground currently closed due to road construction.
           Additional Vehicle (camping): Campground currently closed due to construction.

Park Closure - The park will close for 48 hours following rain of more than one quarter inch. High clay content in the soil causes “greased” trails and roads. Use during this time makes hiking, bicycling and equestrian activities hazardous and causes severe rutting of trail and road surfaces. The park is also closed during times of extreme fire danger, when the National Weather Service announces a Red Flag Warning.

Trails - For safety’s sake, stay on designated trails and don’t hike alone. Be aware of wildlife, especially rattlesnakes.

Dogs - Dogs are not allowed at Chino Hills State Park except at Bane Canyon Road, McLean Overlook, the Rolling M Ranch and in the campgrounds. They must be on leash at all times and are not allowed in the backcountry or on trails. Pets must not be left alone at any time.  Dogs are not allowed at any other location. 

Speed Limit - 15 mph for all vehicles and bicycles.

Vehicles off road -
Motor vehicles may not be driven off road or in the back country.

Drinking Water -
Available at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center, the Rolling M Ranch area, and the Equestrian Staging area.

Smoking -
Smoking is allowed in the campground only when campfires are also permitted.

Campfires -
ARE NOT PERMITTED As of May 21, 2012

Trash -
Pack it in, pack it out!

Weapons -
Weapons of any kind are prohibited.

Collecting - Animals, plants, rocks, dirt and artifacts are protected by law and may not be disturbed or collected.

Nearby State Parks

California Citrus State Historic Park
9400 Dufferin Avenue
Riverside, California 92504

Lake Perris State Recreation Area
11 miles south of Riverside
17801 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, California 92571

Available Activities and Facilities at Chino Hills State Park

Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available